Safeguarding and Pastoral Care

Safeguarding and Pastoral care

The purpose of Leicester Preparatory School’s safeguarding policy is to ensure every child is safe and protected from harm. This means we will always work to:

  • Protect children and young people at our school from maltreatment;
  • Prevent impairment of our children’s and young people’s health or development;
  • Ensure that children and young people at our school grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • Undertake that role so as to enable children at our school to have the best outcomes;
  • Have due regard to published inspection frameworks relating to Safeguarding

We recognise that our safeguarding responsibilities are clearly linked to our responsibilities for ensuring that appropriate safeguarding responses are in place for children who are absent from school or who go missing from education. We also recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation and extremism is no different to safeguarding against any other vulnerability in today’s society.
This applies to all pupils, staff, parents, proprietors, volunteers and visitors, and we promote the belief that everyone who comes into contact with children and their families/carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. Everyone should consider, at all times, what is in the best interest of the child.

Useful Contacts
If you have any concerns regarding safeguarding and/or child protection issues, please contact:

Michaela Halliday - Designated Safeguarding Lead - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
If you feel you would like to speak someone from an external service, please contact: First Response Children’s Duty Team if you have urgent concerns about a child who needs a social worker or police officer today: Call 0116 305 0005 (24 hour phone line)
Local Support Team - Leicestershire County Council LADO - 0116 305 7597
Leicester City LADO - Tel: 0116 454 2440 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Leicestershire Prevent Co-ordinator Tel: 0116 273 3459. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • To view or download our latest Safeguarding Policy click here.

Pastoral Care

Effective pastoral care is essential to the development of each child. To this end we aim to create a safe and supportive environment where respect and tolerance are the norm.
Our teaching strives to create independent learners; in the fulfilment of this aim we also seek to foster in our children an independent character, where respect and tolerance of others is valued and encouraged.
To this end the school council, house system, anti-bullying committee, school monitors and the close relationship between staff and pupils all work to ensure that each child in our care feels safe, valued and their welfare is promoted.